Surprise Patrol completes annual tour of
duty; ceremony planned for Sept. 17
The “Surprise Patrol” has handed out
the 20 $5,000 Kemper Awards for excellence in teaching and advising for
The W.T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence recognize outstanding
teachers and advisers at KU as determined by a seven-member selection
committee. The committee's members include students, faculty and KU alumni.
This is the seventh year in the 10-year award program. The William T.
Kemper Foundation-Commerce Bank, Trustee, established a $500,000 fund
for the program. The KU Endowment Association has provided $500,000 in
All 2002 winners will be honored at a ceremony at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.
17, in the Woodruff Auditorium of the Kansas Union.
Here is a list of all of the 2002 Kemper Award winners:
• Virgil H. Adams III, assistant professor of psychology
• Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, associate professor of preventative
medicine at KU Medical Center
• Stephen H. Benedict, associate professor of molecular
• Robert Carlson, professor of chemistry
• Martin B. Dickinson, professor of law
• Tomas L. Griebling, assistant professor of urology
at KU Medical Center
• Caroline Jewers, associate professor of French
• Mark Joslyn, assistant professor of political
• Paul Laird, associate professor of musicology
• Paul Lim, professor of English
• Mary L. Michaelis, professor of pharmacology
• Karen Jean Nordheden, associate professor of
chemical and petroleum engineering
• Michael A. Oszko, associate professor of pharmacy
at KU Medical Center
• Thomas Pazdernik, professor of pharmacology at
KU Medical Center
• Suzanne Rice, associate professor of education
• Mark Richter, professor of molecular biosciences
• Lloyd L. Sponholtz, associate professor of U.S.
• Marjorie Swann, associate professor of English
• Peter Ukpokodu, professor and chair of African
and African-American studies and associate professor of theatre and film
• Jack Wright, professor of theatre and film
Peter Ukpokodu, professor and chair of African and African-American
studies and associate professor of theatre and film, receives his Kemper
Award from Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost David Shulenburger.
Virgil H. Adams III, assistant professor
of psychology, third from left, receives his Kemper Award from (at left)
Dale Seuferling, president of the Kansas University Endowment Association;
Mark Gonzales, Lawrence community bank president, Commerce Bank; and Chancellor